If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now – In The Treatment Of Scoliosis

2022-01-11T06:50:11-05:00January 11th, 2022|Scoliosis, Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention|

FOR STARTERS AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT YOUR MOTHER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. Listen to her when she tells you to wear your brace or whatever it is for that matter.   I will never forget the day I was told I had to wear a brace. It was a horrible hot heavy piece of plastic. It became a nightly routine to wake up in the middle of the night sweating and chuck the brace across the room. Yes, I was [...]

The Warm-Up Revolution

2021-09-21T04:49:06-04:00September 21st, 2021|Injury Prevention, Uncategorized, Physical Therapy|

How many of you remember spending half an hour standing in a circle with your teammates before practicing counting “1…2…3…” as you gradually stretched individual muscle groups? My guess is, probably most of you. As we continue to move into an age of analytics within sports, the efficacy of warm-ups in their ability to decrease injury risk and prepare athletes for sport is gaining more attention. In The Past Traditionally, warm-up programs have consisted of short bouts of aerobic activity [...]

Injury Prevention for Golf

2020-04-07T12:01:31-04:00April 28th, 2019|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Golf, Physical Therapy|

It's Tee Time Spring has sprung and the birdies are rolling across the greens. The golf season is heating up.  As you head out to the course or range, here are a few simple tips to help you avoid injury. Now, if you are already struggling with pain in your back, hips, neck or elbow, well we are here to help! The most common golf related injuries we see at One on One PT begin with the lower back and [...]

Top 4 Causes of Running Injuries

2020-04-07T12:01:53-04:00November 5th, 2018|Running Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Gait Retraining|

What Are the Top 4 Causes of Running Injuries? Studies show that up-to 90% of runners will experience a running injury at some point because of one or more of these top 4 causes of running injuries. The actual problem is only about 20% actually seek medical care because they consider low back, hip, knee and foot pain to be part of the deal. 1. Poor Running Form Causes Running Injuries Form Matters! That's why it's at the top of [...]

Workstation Ergonomics: Fit Your Desk To You

2020-04-07T12:22:28-04:00August 21st, 2018|Injury Prevention, Prevention, Ergonomics|

Does your desk fit you?  Poor workstation ergonomics are often identified as a significant factor associated with people experiencing neck pain, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.  The study of ergonomics has provided a great deal of knowledge for adapting work strategies and computer workstations to decrease stress on a person’s body.  The problem is that these strategies are often ignored until after a costly problem has already begun. The Three Major Risk Factors For Injury Described By The [...]

Happy Feet

2020-08-27T13:43:03-04:00June 12th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention|

Dr. Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC Whether you are a dancer, high-heel wearer, runner, or athlete who wears cleats, we all put a lot of pressure on our toes and the arches of our feet. Here are four tips to healthier feet. We’re certainly guilty of cramming our feet into countless pairs of cute-but-cramped pointed toe shoes. Toe stretching may be the answer. There are benefits of spacing out those ten little piggies. Toe stretching goes beyond simply [...]

Running 101: “Know Pain, Know Gain”

2020-04-07T12:03:13-04:00May 17th, 2018|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Gait Retraining, Running Physical Therapy|

By: Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC   Calling all runners! The Peachtree Road Race is just two months away. So, if you are running in pain right now, help is just a phone call away. Studies show that up to 90% of runners will experience injury at some point during their running tenure and as low as 20% actually seek medical care--this does not have to be the case! Runners commonly experience low back, hip, knee and foot [...]

Functional Strength Training is for You & Everyone Else Too

2018-11-07T18:53:01-05:00April 11th, 2018|Strength Training, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement|

"Strength training" has come to be synonymous with Crossfit, powerlifting and Olympic lifting, which can be highly intimidating to those of us who are wanting to stay healthy, but have no prior experience in the previous matters. However, functional strength training is vital for injury prevention, despite fitness level, and can be scaled for everyone. Our bodies are pretty incredible. Without our conscious thought they coordinate our movements, fight infections, regulate our heart beat and temperature, and digest food amongst [...]

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players

2020-04-07T12:03:55-04:00March 21st, 2018|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information|

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC It’s that time of year again…welcome back Spring ALTA tennis players! The weather is getting nicer out…perfect for tennis! We want you to be prepared this tennis season and minimize those pesky injuries, aches, and pains. Injuries to the lower leg, elbow, back and hips are common in tennis due to the high demand of the sport and the repetitive, quick movements required. You can reduce your [...]

Sports Specialization

2018-03-16T09:26:11-04:00March 14th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Youth Sports, Wellness|

Is sports specialization helping kids get better at sports and keeping them healthy? Sports participation in younger athletes has evolved over the years from child-driven activities for fun to intense training, performance-enhancement, and specialized training.  This changing environment has left parents, young athletes, and coaches wondering and needing guidance on what is the most appropriate path of athlete development. Until recently, there has been very little published evidence to support any particular path or to outline any specific risks of [...]

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